Beauty & Simplicity - Embracing Yakisugi-ita (Shou-sugi-ban)

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Amazing New Product - "Shou-sugi-ban" Tile from Ann Sacks

I have always been a huge fan of the Japanese burnt wood process called shou-sugi-ban or yakisugi.  It has that amazing simplicity and wabi sabi feel of being weathered, yet timeless - modern or rustic. Ann Sacks has introduced an amazing new tile to their product line that mimics the Japanese shou-sugi-ban process.  It is stunning.

How would this look in your home? Add a whole new level of sophistication and beauty to your bathroom, backsplash, fireplace or some other space in your home!


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A Tree's Journey - Crafting a Custom Bed

LiftingRedwoodWhile working on our clients' bathroom remodel last year, a redwood tree fell in their backyard.  Here is the beginning of the journey to creating a beautiful redwood bed and chairs.  We coordinated having the tree moved to Boulder Creek where it was cut into slabs.  We then cut the redwood slabs to the proper sizing and sent them off to Jackel Enterprises to kiln dry them.  Here is the beginning of the tree's journey.  Stay tuned for more.


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AD Construction Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

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We are proud to announce that we have won Best of Houzz in Customer Services for 2016.  This is our third straight year of winning the Best of Houzz award!  

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

We feel honored that Houzz continues to recognize our work and we feel particularly honored by our clients and supporters who helped us achieve this.  We work very hard to give our clients a superior product and wonderful experience.

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We Are Feeling Honored...We Earned More Houzz Awards!

Remodeling and Home DesignRemodeling and Home DesignWe are proud to announce we have received two new awards/badges from Houzz.

The Influencer badge is given to pros whose advice and knowledgeable posts are most appreciated by the Houzz community, while the Recommended badge goes only to the top-rated pros on Houzz.

We thank Houzz for supporting their community and providing such a wonderful service.

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Building a Greener Future - An Interesting, Humorous (yet not), and Somewhat Scary Talk by Eric Corey Freed, Green Architect

I just watched this chat by Eric Corey Freed and thought I would share it.  It is interesting talk about about our odd nature as human beings and how we should be building our future...humorous, yet not. - Shannon

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Sweet Message from Subzero-Wolf: Reclaim the Kitchen

In this fabulous video from Subzero-Wolf, Manny is a photographer focusing on food. He talks about his mother's food and kitchen. He tells of how she would always keep a secret - even around black beans. Check it out and enjoy your kitchen.

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The Finishing Touches - Amazing Master Bathroom Renovation

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1175.jpgWe are putting the finishing touches on an amazing master bathroom-bedroom renovation.  This amazing project includes a cast concrete tub, beautiful cast concrete countertops with integral sinks, and amazing tile details - including a wonderful bubble accent in the shower,  a custom made walnut door, and stunning olive wood cabinetry.  These are just construction picture...stay tuned for finished photos.  Today they moved the 2000 pound concrete tub in place for the plumber on Monday!  Exciting to watch.

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An Entertainer's Delight - A Santa Cruz Beach House Renovation

01delightkitWe recently completed this beautiful design-build renovation in Santa Cruz.  The remodel included the kitchen, bathroom, and an outdoor deck and BBQ. The overall design and material selection created a stunning, functional kitchen that integrates with the outdoor decks.  For more pictures, see our portfolio.

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Sneak Peak into Our Latest Project…Oh So Dreamy

b2ap3_thumbnail_mahoganyisland.jpgHere is a sneak peak into a project we are completing....we think this is pretty dreamy...

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